video (2021), feathers and acrylic on wood
41 x 43 x 43 cm Marie Losier
Taxidermisez-moi , 2021
camera 16mm, 9.45’min Marie Losier Rire et Dance, 2021
video (2021), glitter, mirrors and acrylic on wood
33,5 x 37 x 40cm
Rire et Dance, 2021
with camera 16mm
Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine, 2019
wig and acrylic on wood
film : 1.59′ / box : 37 x 40 x 33 cm
Lunch break on the xerox machine, 2003
with a camera 16mm
MoMA, performance with Felix Kubin New York November 2018 MoMA, performance with Felix Kubin New York November 2018 Elina Lowenshon, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 98 x 65 cm / 104 x 72 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole) David Legrand, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 98 x 61 cm / 104 x 72 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole) exhibition Hello Hapiness, centre d’art le BBB, Toulouse le Printemps de Septembre Elina et les paillettes, 2019 film 9 minutes, wooden box and feathers 37 x 40 x 33 cm (photograph Aurélien Mole) Felix aux pays des merveilles, 2019 film / box and green moss 37 x 41 x 38 cm (photograph by Aurélien Mole) installation Eat My Make-up! film 6’, 2005 Eat My Make-up! film 6’, 2005 Tim Tim, 2019 oil paint on rice paper 71,5 x 56 / 78 x 64 cm (with frame) (photograph Aurélien Mole)
Marie Losier (b.France,1972), studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France, BA, 1995) and Fine Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (MFA, 2003). She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers, such as the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge, Alan Vega, Peter Hristoff and Felix Kubin. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists.
Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious venues such as The Cannes Film Festival, The Berlinale, The Rotterdam Film Festival, IDFA, The Tate Modern, MoMA, Le Palais de Tokyo, Le Centre Georges Pompidou and La Cinémathèque Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum, N.Y.C).
Losier’s first feature film was a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and their partner Lady Jaye. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, winning the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliothèques at Cinéma du Réel; the film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA.
In 2013/14 Losier was awarded the prestigious DAAD Residency Award in Berlin and the Guggenheim Award to work on her new feature film Cassandro The Exotico!, a portraitof the celebrated Mexican wrestler Saul Almendariz. She is currently an artist-in-residence at La Cité des Arts, Paris and her feature film Cassandro The Exotico! premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018. It was released in France in December 2018 and will be in theaters in the US, opening at the Metrograph NYC in the summer of 2019.
In 2018, MoMA presented her entire work up to that point in a retrospective and acquired several of her films for its permanent collection.
Marie Losier also had a solo exhibition at the BBB Contemporary Art Gallery in Toulouse during their Spring Festival in September 2018 and curated an exhibition in collaboration with Eric Mangion and Pauline Curnier-Jardin at the Ricard Foundation Paris in May 2019.
That same year, her cinematographic work was honored by two large retrospectives at the Festival d’Automne as well as the Jeu de Paume in Paris and received praise by the Athens Cinematheque.
For 2022 Marie Losier’s work will be shown at the Brussels Cinematheque.
She is preparing a solo exhibition at the Solar/Vila Do Conde Gallery (Portugal) that will open this July.
She is currently working on 3 films: a portrait on the singer/performer, Peaches (Peaches Goes Bananas), a portrait on the musical group The Residents (Behind The Mask) and a musical, Sugar Bomb.
2017 la face cachée de la réalisatrice, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
2015 looping films ! BUREAU, New York Chercher le Garçon, MAC VAL, Vitry
Centre National des Arts Plastiques
Fonds d’art contemporain – Paris Collections
FRAC-Artothèque Nouvelle Aquitaine
ARTFORUM April 2020 review by Lillian Davies
THE ART NEWSPAPER * February 2020 by Camille Viéville
LE MONDE * 21 November 2019 by Clarisse Fabre
MEDIAPART * 7 December 2018 by Cédric Lépine
MILLENNIUM FILM JOURNAL * Fall 2019 by Joel Schlemowitz
à écouter Par les temps qui courent de Marie Richeux, France Culture, 13 novembre 2019
- Chrysalide, Le rêve du papillon
Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
25 January- 4 June 2023
- des histoires vraies
le MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine
Curated by: Frank Lamy
4 February - 17 September 2023
- Marie Losier
Galerie anne barrault – Paris
10 June - 29 July 2023
- NADA, New York
548 West, New York
18 - 21 May 2023
- Molinier rose saumon
Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux
Curated by: Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux
31 March - 17 September 2023
10 June - 29 July 2023
29 May 2021
Eat my Makeup!
11 January- 23 February 2020
books & prints
textes de Nicole Brenez et Constance de Jong
23 x 30 cm